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Specimens of ornamental art workmanship in gold, silver, iron, brass and bronze from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries : fifty large plates, in gold and colours of the choicest examples : with a history of the art in Italy, England, France, Germany, and Spain : together with its theory and practice

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Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877
Specimens of ornamental art workmanship in gold, silver, iron, brass and bronze from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries : fifty large plates, in gold and colours of the choicest examples : with a history of the art in Italy, England, France, Germany, and Spain : together with its theory and practice
London: Day, 1852
iii, 81 p., 50 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 51 cm.

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Contents

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[Frontispiece] I. The frontispiece: being a design for a precious book-cover, introducing many of the most elaborate processes of metal working

[Title page] Specimens of ornamental art workmanship in gold, silver, iron, brass, and bronze, from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries.

To the right hon. Henry Labouchere

Preface, pp. [i]-iv

[Contents] Table of contents, pp. [v]-[vi]

[Contents] List of the plates, pp. [vii]-viii

Analysis of the subjects of the plates, pp. [ix]-[x]

Theory, p. [xi]

General principles, pp. [xi]-xiii

I. Iron-work, and the principles of its treatment, pp. xiii-xix

II. Bronze-work, and the principles of its treatment, pp. xix-xxi

III. Gold-work, and the principles of its treatment, pp. xxi-xxii

IV. Silver-work, and the principles of its treatment, pp. xxiii-[xxvi]

Practice, p. [xxvii]

General principles, p. [xxvii]

Formative processes, p. [xxviii]

I. Iron-working, pp. [xxviii]-xxix

II. Casting in bronze, as practised in the present day, pp. xxix-xxx

III. Casting in bronze, as practised in the time of Cellini (sixteenth century), pp. xxx-xxxi

IV. Ornamental brass-work, p. xxxi

V. Goldsmiths' work, pp. xxxii-xxxiii

VI. Silversmiths' work, as practised in the present day, p. xxxiii

VII. Silversmiths' work, as practised in the time of Theophilus (twelfth century), pp. xxxiii-xxxiv

VIII. Cellini's method of making large silver vessels by repoussé, and various processes of casting, pp. xxxiv-xxxvii

IX. The arts of chasing, joining, soldering, sanding, and graining, or giving texture, burnishing hatching, and colouring plate of the cinque-cento period, pp. xxxvii-xli

X. The art of die-sinking (as practised by Cellini in the making of cardinals' seals), containing also his method of sand-casting, pp. xli-xliii

XI. Electrotype, pp. xliii-xliv

Decorative processes, p. [xlv]

Enamelling generally, p. [xlv]

I. Byzantine filagree, or cloisonné enamel, p. [xlv]

II. Early Limoges, or champlevé enamel, p. xlvi

III. Early Italian, or translucent enamel, p. xlvi

IV. Late Italian, or jewellers' enamel, pp. xlvi-xlviii

V. Late Limoges, or grisaille enamel, p. xlix

VI. Miniature enamel, p. xlix

VII. Niello, pp. xlix-l

VIII. Damascening, pp. l-li

IX. Gilding and parcel-gilding, according to Cellini and others, p. lii

History, p. [1]

[Introduction] Introduction, pp. [1]-6

I. Italy, pp. [7]-26

II. England, pp. [27]-42

III. France, pp. [43]-58

IV. Germany, pp. [59]-66

V. Spain, pp. [67]-70

Description of the plates, pp. [71]-81 ff.

II. Iron screen, for the Church of Santa Croce, Florence, p. Plate No. 2

III. Bronze candelabrum, in the possession of Lewis Wyatt, Esq., p. Plate No. 3

IV. Italian enamelled chalices and ciboria, p. Plate No. 4

V. Iron grilles from Venice, Verona, Florence, and Sienna, p. Plate No. 5

VI. English and German door-handles, and lock-escutcheons, p. Plate No. 6

VII. Venetian and Bolognese knockers, in bronze, p. Plate No. 7

VIII. Reliquaries and thurible, from near Düsseldorf, p. Plate No. 8

IX. Hinges from Frankfort-on-Maine and Leighton Buzzard, p. Plate No. 9

X. Locks and keys, from the Hôtel de Cluny, Paris, and in private possession, p. Plate No. 10

XI. Bronze figures, from the gates of the Baptistery at Florence, p. Plate No. 11

XII. Chalice, brought from La Marca, in the possession of the Marquis of Douglas, p. Plate No. 12

XIII. Hinges, --English, French, and Flemish, p. Plate No. XIII

XIV. Burettes and thuribles, from the Louvre and Hôtel de Cluny, Paris, p. Plate No. 14

XV. Bronze door-handle, from the Rath-haus, at Lubeck, p. Plate No. 15

XVI. Processional cross, from the Museum of Economic Geology, London, p. Plate No. 16

XVII. German and Italian bracket-lamps, p. Plate No. 17

XVIII. Bronze figures, from the Font at Sienna and Shrine of San Zenobio, at Florence, p. Plate No. [18]

XIX. English and German locks and keys, p. Plate No. 19

XX. Pastoral staff of San Cerboni, preserved in the cathedral at Sienna, p. Plate No. 20

XXI. Italian chalice and ciborium, with German monstrances, p. Plate No. 21

XXII. Pendant lamps, from Venice, Rome, Perugia, and Nuremberg, p. Plate No. 22

XXIII. German and Flemish hinges and door-latches, p. Plate No. 23

XXIV. Double reliquary, from the treasury of St. Mark's at Venice, p. Plate No. 24

XXV. A group of enamelled objects exhibited at the Salisbury meeting of the Archæological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, held in 1849, p. Plate No. 25

XXVI. Bronze ornaments, from the gates of the Baptistery, Florence, and from a candelabrum (l'Albero) in Milan Cathedral, p. Plate No. 26

XXVII. Pendant and processional lamps, from the Cathedral of Lubeck, p. Plate No. 27

XXVIII. Silver-gilt reliquary, from the Cathedral of Pistoia, p. Plate No. 28

XXIX. Details of door-furniture from St. George's Chapel, Windsor, p. Plate No. 29

XXX. Chalice and paten, from Randazzo, in Sicily, p. Plate No. 30

XXXI. English and German door-handles, p. Plate No. 31

XXXII. A group of chalices and patens, from Randazzo, in Sicily, p. Plate No. [32]

XXXIII. Wrought-iron grilles, from Rome and Venice, p. Plate No. 33

XXXIV. Hinges, and details of iron-work, from Oxford, p. Plate No. 34

XXXV. Lectern in brass, from the Cathedral at Messina, p. Plate No. 35

XXXVI. A group of Flemish drinking-cups; wiederkoms and hanaps, p. Plate No. 36

XXXVII. Lock-plate and key, formerly belonging to an old house at Wilton, in Wiltshire, p. Plate No. 37

XXXVIII. Portions of the screen surrounding Edward IV.'s Tomb, in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, p. Plate No. 38

XXXIX. Specimens of jewellery, executed by Froment Meurice, of Paris, p. Plate No. 39

XL. Chalice, brought from La Marca, in the possession of the Marquis of Douglas, p. Plate No. 40

XLI. Wrought-iron gates of the Clarendon printing-office, Oxford, p. Plate XLI

XLII. Sicilian chalice and Venetian drinking-cup, p. Plate 42

XLIII. Locks, from Nuremberg, p. Plate No. 43

XLIV. Italian reliquaries, pix and crystal vase, mounted in gold, p. Plate No. 44

XLV. Italian silver dagger, and coins by Cellini; and bronze ornament, from the Church of La Madeleine, Paris, p. Plate No. 45

XLVI. Chalice, from the treasury of the Cathedral at Pistoia, p. Plate No. 46

XLVII. Filagree enamel brooch, German jewellery, and enamels from the altar frontal of San Giacomo, Pistoia, p. Plate No. 47

XLVIII. Italian, German, and Flemish door-handles, finials, and crockets, all in wrought-iron, p. Plate No. 48

XLIX. A group of objects, the principal being the enamelled chalice and paten, from Mayence Cathedral, p. Plate No. 49

L. Wrought-iron doors, from the cathedrals of Rouen and Ely, pp. Plate No. 50 ff.

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